Friday's high school state basketball roundup: Dan River boys oust Bruton in 2A quarterfinal

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Just like in a 2014 state boys basketball championship game, the Bruton Panthers lost Friday to a favored Dan River squad.

Dan River won 65-56 this time in a Group 2A quarterfinal in Harrisonburg.

Bruton (10-17) had three double-figure scorers at the James Madison Convocation Center: Bryan Carr with 14 points, Donevan Adkins with 12 and Greg Dockery with 11.

Carr was just 4 of 14 from the field, and the Panthers were 19 of 52. The Panthers held the lead past the midway point of the second quarter but then yielded.

Dan River (21-3) was 27 of 59 from the floor and outrebounded Bruton 44-26.

Jaquon Durant scored 19 points, Daniel Dickerson 15 and Zemar Anderson 10 for the Danville-area squad.

DAN RIVER 65, BRUTON 56

BRUTON (10-17): Hood 4, Ashlock 3, Adkins 12, Carr 14, Dockery 11, Richards 5, Butler 3, Sadouk 4. Totals 19 13-20 56.

DAN RIVER (21-3): Anderson 10, McLaughlin 8, Durant 19, Dickerson 15, Stone 9, Fitzgerald 4. Totals 27 8-16 65.

Bruton 14 8 13 21 -- 56

Dan River 11 17 15 22 -- 65

3-point goals: Bruton 5 (Carr 3, Dockery, Butler), Dan River 3 (Dickerson 3).

 

1A BOYS:

Radford 74, Mathews 51: The Blue Devils’ trip to Bristol for a 1A state quarterfinal ended in a loss to the Bobcats, who won the West Region.

Mathews, the No. 4 East seed, didn’t harbor realistic upset hopes after falling behind 22-10 in the first quarter. Radford led 38-20 at halftime and 62-38 after three quarters.

Lancaster 75, Honaker 66: The Red Devils, the No. 2 1A East seed, earned the right to take on Radford with their victory at Virginia High’s gym in Bristol.

Lancaster outscored Honaker 14-4 in the first four minutes of the final quarter to take control.

3A BOYS:

Norcom 42, George Wythe of Richmond 32: The Greyhounds never trailed at VCU's Siegel Center as they earned the right to face Northside in the championship game.

Norcom is seeking its fourth consecutive state championship since VHSL realignment and its sixth title in eight years.

The Greyhounds won the Group AAA championships in 2010 and 2011. They took the first and second 4A crowns after realignment in 2014 and 2015, and they are the reigning 3A state champions.

Wythe's Bulldogs were 11 for 42 from the field.

Darien Allison led Norcom with 13 points. Travis Ingram finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, and he beat the second-quarter buzzer with a 3-pointer for a 20-13 halftime lead.

Antonio Bridy (13 points) was Wythe’s only player who scored in double figures.

6A BOYS:

Western Branch 77, West Potomac 76: Western Branch was making its first state tournament appearance, but the Bruins didn’t play like it.

Down by seven with 3:04 left, Western Branch pulled it out, including DJ Driscoll’s two free throws with 25.6 seconds left. The Bruins will meet C.D. Hylton of Woodbridge at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in a semifinal at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.

Senior KJ Simmons scored eight of his team-high 26 points in the fourth quarter during the comeback. His 3-pointer with 1:27 to go cut the deficit to one.

5A BOYS:

Before Hampton and Bethel won, L.C. Bird and Albemarle advanced to the 5A semifinals at Hampton University Convocation Center.

Bird, last year's runner-up, beat Potomac Falls 61-44 as Cam Henry scored 16 points and Jaylen Dullard 15 for the Skyhawks.

Brian Sweeney scored 14 for Potomac Falls but hit just 5 of 14 field-goal attempts.

In the second game, Albemarle scored the game's last 10 points to defeat Varina 65-55. The Patriots' Austin Katstra, who is expected to walk on to U.Va.'s team, had 28 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

The Blue Devils, led by Tyrese Jenkins' 20 points, came back from a double-digit first-half deficit to pull even on Zion Ross' layup with about 2 1/2 minutes to go but couldn't go ahead.

VISAA DIVISION I BOYS:

Paul VI 71, Cape Henry Collegiate 62, 2 OTs: Anthony Harris had 26 points as the Northern Virginia squad outlasted the Dolphins to reach Saturday's final against Trinity Episcopal of Richmond in Virginia State's gym.

Dajour Rucker of Cape Henry had 29 points and 10 rebounds.

GROUP 6A GIRLS:

Oakton 58, Ocean Lakes 40: The Dolphins lost a quarterfinal to their Northern Virginia foes in Lake Braddock's gym in Burke.

The play of Maddie Royle and Delaney Connolly in the lane sparked Oakton, which took control in the second quarter. A 13-0 run helped Oakton to a 31-18 halftime edge.

VISAA DIVISION II GIRLS:

Both Hampton Roads teams that reached the semifinals at Steward School's gym in Richmond lost.

Top-seeded Atlantic Shores fell 49-45 to Seton of Manassas. No. 3 Norfolk Christian lost 57-40 to No. 2 Miller, which is seeking its fourth state title in a row.

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